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Morning Minute: NAR takes a closer look at U.S. building permit activity

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:42am
Available housing inventory has tightened in recent years and new home construction will play a role in meeting that housing demand. Economists with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) took a closer look at building permits and compared activity levels … Continue reading →

Three days of REALTOR® Capitol Hill visits begin today

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:00am
Illinois REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinators and their teams will fan out across Capitol Hill over the next three days to meet with lawmakers. The visits are part of the association’s annual participation in the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade … Continue reading →

NAR Featured Attendees include 7 from Illinois

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:10pm
This week at the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., seven REALTORS® will post their thoughts to the NAR Legislative Live blog. You can follow their posts here or each of those individuals post to their own … Continue reading →

Carson to speak at NAR Legislative Meetings tomorrow

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:00pm
Former presidential candidate and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson will speak at the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Carson will speak about the importance of mortgage credit … Continue reading →

Not going to DC this week?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:00am
Illinois REALTORS® who aren’t visiting Washington, D.C. this week for the Legislative Meetings can show their support by signing up for the REALTOR Party Mobile Alerts. Then the next time a key issue comes up, they can ACT by answering … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® committee application process opens today

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:28am
  Want to help shape the policies that govern Illinois REALTORS®? President-elect Matt Difanis wants you to get involved. Beginning today applications are being taken for those interested to be considered for committee appointments. The process closes June 13 and … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Wants You!

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® is nearly 45,000 members strong. But out of all those members, only a few hundred serve on association committees. President-elect Matt Difanis hopes that changes in 2018. Click on the picture to watch Matt’s video, and then follow this … Continue reading →

State’s REALTORS® travel to Washington; plan to urge lawmakers to protect MID

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:00am
Illinois REALTORS® are arriving in Washington, D.C., today to begin a week of business meetings and visits to Capitol Hill. The association’s members are taking part in the NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, which culminates with the NAR … Continue reading →

“Best” Photos from the 2017 Conference & Expo

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:38pm
Take a look at some of the “best” photos from the 2017 Conference & Expo, featuring photos from speaker sessions and the expo, which took place at Collinsville Gateway Center on May 10th and 11th.

Illinois REALTORS® Invite Veterans for a Session on Homeownership

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 2:34pm
In partnership with the City of Aurora Veterans Advisory Council, the Illinois REALTORS® are hosting a Homeownership 101 session in an effort to equip and educate our American Heroes on the basics of homeownership. Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter, who … Continue reading →

See REALTORS® Thursday photo gallery from the Conference & Expo

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:07am
Networking, food and continuing education were part of the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Collinsville Thursday. During the morning session, Anthony Huey presented “Make your message memorable,” and the Expo full of more than 60 exhibitors continued to draw … Continue reading →

4 takeaways from Lemons Ryhal

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:55pm
REALTORS® should adhere to the strictest of rules in order to be in alignment with all the layers of rules and regulations they must abide by, said Marki Lemons Ryhal during a break in the CE class she taught Wednesday … Continue reading →

Little things matter when REALTORS communicate says Huey

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:10pm
Preparation can make all the difference in the way REALTORS communicate with consumers, colleagues, elected officials and anyone affiliated with their business, says Anthony Huey of Reputation Management Associates. Effective communication, he said, involves boiling down stock presentations into repeatable … Continue reading →

Thank you to Thursday Conference & Expo sponsors and exhibitors

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:30am
As the Conference & Expo continues at the Gateway Center in Collinsville today, Illinois REALTORS® would like to thank its sponsors and exhibitors. From 9 to 9:30 a.m., Capital Area REALTORS® is sponsoring Complimentary Beverages in the Expo, Center Hall. … Continue reading →

Photos: REALTORS® bring together members, business contacts and fun at Expo

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:25pm
When the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo began today, close to 500 attendees gathered at the Gateway Center in Collinsville for inspiration, marketing ideas, networking and continuing education. In the Expo, nearly 60 exhibitors offered valuable information and resources to … Continue reading →

Enhance your market expertise with new RPR tools

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:24pm
Are you a REALTOR® looking for a few new tools to boost the market information and expertise you can offer your clients? Then check out some of the new features that have been added to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR), a … Continue reading →

Leigh Brown: Set your real estate business apart by being consumer centric

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:13pm
Consumers want information on the real estate market and they are looking for REALTORS® who really connect with them and can offer them the personal touch and community expertise they won’t find scrolling through online sites, says REALTOR® and trainer … Continue reading →

Thank you to Wednesday Conference & Expo sponsors

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 7:00am
As the Conference & Expo kicks off at the Gateway Center in Collinsville today, Illinois REALTORS® would like to thank its conference sponsors and exhibitors. From 8 to 9 a.m., ERA Real Estate is sponsoring Coffee in the Expo, Center … Continue reading →

RPAC message key in Collinsville, too

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:59pm
Not only is May an important month for Illinois REALTORS® attending the Conference & Expo, it’s REALTOR Advocacy Month. REALTORS® at the Conference & Expo in Collinsville will have an opportunity to network with each other, and learn more about … Continue reading →

Challenge of Chicago’s Shared Housing Ordinance one of 5 legal case studies

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:14pm
Illinois REALTORS® can learn from the analysis of five legal case studies, including a failed challenge to Chicago’s Shared Housing Ordinance. Lisa Harms Hartzler, Sorling Northrup Attorneys, provides the analysis of all five cases in the May issue of Designated … Continue reading →